In my fantasy world I'm constructing, there is not a traditional day and night. Rather, magical lights cross the sky. As soon as one sets, another rises. There are three of these lights, each representing the seasons of spring, summer, and fall, with different magical affects on the landscape for each. There is no magical light in the sky at night, and the night represents winter.
I will not go into the details of how these "seasons" work magically, just for our purposes, the necessary information is that they each last for a week or so (though I may lengthen this), making each cycle last a month.
So in summary, we have:
- 1 week of spring daytime conditions with no night
- 1 week of summer daytime conditions with no night
- 1 week of fall daytime conditions with no night
- 1 week of winter nighttime conditions with no day
All this established, I now ask my question - What kind of adaptations would we expect to see from trees and other flora from this rapid changes in temperature? (And the long stretches of daytime)
For the purposes of this question, we are not focusing on what crazy planetary stuff would need to happen. This is meant to be an alien, impossible fantasy world. We are simply looking at plausible adaptations in an ecosystem